LINGUIST List 25.5183

Thu Dec 18 2014

Calls: Cognitive Sci, Lang Acquisition, Psycholing, Socioling, General Ling/France

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Date: 17-Dec-2014
From: Caroline Rossi <>
Subject: 6th Conference of the French Cognitive Ling. Assoc.: Language, Cognition and Society
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Full Title: 6th Conference of the French Cognitive Ling. Assoc.: Language, Cognition and Society
Short Title: AFLiCo6

Date: 26-May-2015 - 28-May-2015
Location: Grenoble (French Alps), France
Contact Person: Caroline Rossi
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 05-Jan-2015

Meeting Description:

This conference will be the sixth international conference of the Association Française de Linguistique Cognitive (AFLiCo; The conference’s major foci are in line with the directions of the previous AFLiCo conferences, while integrating recent evolutions in the field, in connection with contiguous fields.

Plenary Speakers:

William Croft (University of New Mexico, USA)
Guillaume Desagulier (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre et CNRS).
Paul Foulkes (University of York, UK)
Dirk Geeraerts (Université de Louvain, Belgium)
Martine Hausberger (Université Rennes 1 et CNRS)
Elinor Ochs (Universiy of California, Los Angeles, USA)

(Titles and abstracts to be announced on conference website)

Final Call for Papers:

Extended deadline for submissions to AFLiCo 6: January 5, 2015

Conference Primary Themes:

The conference welcomes proposals linking cognitive and linguistic topics while taking into account social and cultural contexts. The proposals may model or document the integration of social and cultural information into linguistic structures (indexical properties of sound, lexical, grammatical or discursive patterns), or examine how linguistic variety shapes social and cultural representations.

The following areas are especially relevant to these thematic sessions:

- Cognitive Sociolinguistics
- Sociolinguistic Cognition
- Sociolinguistic Approaches to First and Second Language Acquisition
- Computational Modelling of interacting populations of agents based on empirical data
- Comparative work on dialects in Language and dialect in Animal Communication

Each of these areas is part of a common trend, bringing together social and cognitive science. The 6th AFLICO conference will be about the development of this trend in connection with the framework of Cognitive Linguistics. Our topics for 2015 encourage pluridisciplinary work especially in connection with the following issues:

- Corpus linguistics, usage-based linguistics, cognitive linguistics: description, models and theories of social and cultural factors
- Usage, norms, rules, regularity: interdisciplinary approaches
- Variations in meaning and meaning(s) of variation: impact of variation on the production of meaning
- Categorization and prototypes: social and linguistic categorization
- Language, culture and ideology: cognitive and cultural models
- Cognitive mechanisms underlying the reception and production of indexical meaning
- Cross-linguistic variation, intra-linguistic variation and language acquisition
- Socio-cognitive approaches to translation and translation teaching

General Themes:

The conference will not be limited to thematic sessions devoted to the main foci described above. The organisers also encourage researchers to submit proposals within other areas of cognitive linguistics.

Young researchers are encouraged to submit an abstract.

Submission Procedure:

Abstracts will be submitted to a double, blind review. They should be fully anonymous and not exceed 500 words (references excluded). Submission is to be done via a login on the conference the website.

Format for Abstract:

- 500 words, Times, single-spaced, title centred in bold on the top of the page, total number of words stated clearly on the abstract page, anonymous
- Question clearly stated , significance and originality for the field of the proposal, methods, analysis, discussion
- Examples, tables, figures, and references should be placed on the second page of the same document
- pdf files

Abstracts may be submitted in English or French.

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